Fascinating 3+ minute video explains how there is (and isn't) sound in space

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Jun 4, 2015

Is there sound in space? It’s a fascinating question, and these folks aim to answer it quickly and efficiently in 4 minutes or less.

Produced by the folks at SciShow Space, the clip basically serves as a nice mini-explainer for how sound functions and why it does (and doesn’t) work in space. It also includes some fascinatingly eerie recordings that manmade craft have picked up out in the depths of space, as well as an upscaled version of the sounds captured on the ESA’s Rosetta mission.

Basically, there aren’t enough particles in space to carry typical sound waves (so no one can hear you scream, folks), though there are some sounds out there. Kinda. Just watch the video and it'll all make sense. Science, yo.

Check out the clip below and let us know what you think:

(Via SciShow Space)

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